How the Typical American Day Has Changed in the Last 15 Years

Health-related self care

2017

– Average time spent on activity: 1.18 hours/day (-15.7% 15-year change)

– Population engaged in activity: 6.7% (+26.4% 15-year change)

2003

– Average time spent on activity: 1.40 hours/day

– Population engaged in activity: 5.3%

Americans avoiding the doctor’s or dentist’s office is nothing new, but things like burgeoning health care costs and more demanding work schedules have driven those in younger generations to spend even less time taking care of their health.

Mental health treatment is the one area that actually has seen an increase, as more Americans than ever are seeking help and treatment for mental health issues.

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